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xix, 233 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Economies: The Water Challenge M. Dinesh Kumar, M.V.K Sivamohan and Nitin Bassi. 2. Key Issues in Indian Irrigation M. Dinesh Kumar, A Narayanamoorthy and M.V.K. Sivamohan. 3. Food Security Challenges in India: Exploring the Nexus between Water, Land and Agricultural Production M. Dinesh Kumar, M.V.K Sivamohan and A. Narayanamoorthy. 4. Redefining the Objectives and Criteria for Evaluation of Large Storages in Developing Economies Zankhana Shah. 5. Sector Reforms and Efficiency Improvement: Pointers for Canal Irrigation Management Nitin Bassi, M. Dinesh Kumar and M.V.K. Sivamohan. 6. Rebuilding Traditional Water Harnessing Systems for Livelihood Enhancement in Arid, Western Rajasthan Nitin Bassi and V. Niranjan. 7. Hydrological and Farming System Impacts of Agricultural Water Management Interventions in North Gujarat, India O.P. Singh and M. Dinesh Kumar. 8. Technology Choices and Institutions for Improving Economic and Livelihood Benefits from Multiple Uses Tanks in Western Orissa M. Dinesh Kumar, Ranjan Panda, V. Niranjan and Nitin Bassi. 9. Future Strategies for Agricultural Growth in India M. Dinesh Kumar, V. Niranjan, A. Narayanamoorthy and Nitin Bassi. 10. Investment Strategies and Technology Options for Sustainable Agriculture Development in Asia: Challenges in Emerging Context P.K. Viswanathan and M. Dinesh Kumar. 11. Water Management for Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture: Strategic Lessons for Developing Economies M. Dinesh Kumar. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415624077 20160610
This book addresses strategies for food security and sustainable agriculture in developing economies. The book focuses primarily on India, a fast developing economy, whose natural resource base comprising land and water supporting agricultural production is not only under enormous stress, but also complex and not amenable to a uniform strategy. It critically reviews issues which continue to dominate the debate on water management for agricultural and food production. The book examines the validity of the claim that large water resources projects cause serious social and environmental damages using global and national datasets. The authors examine claims that the future of Indian agriculture is in rain-fed farming supported by small water harvesting. They question whether water-abundant eastern India could become the granary of India, through a groundwater revolution with the right policy inputs. In the process, they look at the less researched aspect of the food security challenge, which is land scarcity in eastern India. The book analyzes the physical, economic and social impacts of large-scale adoption of micro irrigation systems, using a farming system approach for north Gujarat. Through an economic valuation of the multiple use benefits from tank systems in western Orissa, it shows how value of water from large public irrigation systems could be enhanced. The book also looks at the reasons for the limited success in bringing about the much needed institutional reforms in canal irrigation for securing higher productivity and equity using case studies of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Finally it addresses how other countries in the developing world, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa could learn from Indian experience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415624077 20160610
Green Library
xxxix, 318 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction V. Ratna Reddy, Catarina Fonseca and Charles Batchelor 2. WASH Sector in India: The Policy Context V. Kurian Baby and V. Ratna Reddy 3. Life-Cycle Cost Approach: An Analytical Framework for WASH Sector V. Ratna Reddy, Catarina Fonseca and Charles Batchelor 4. Unit Costs and Service Levels: Region and Technology-wise V. Ratna Reddy, M. Venkataswamy and M. Snehalatha 5. Explaining Inter-Village Variations in Drinking Water Provision: Factors Influencing Costs and Service Levels in Rural Andhra Pradesh V. Ratna Reddy 6. Rural Sanitation and Hygiene: Economic and Institutional Aspects of Sustainable Services V. Ratna Reddy 7. Nirmal Gram Puraskar and Sanitation Service Levels: Curse of Slippage M. Snehalatha, V. Anitha Raj, P. Bhushan and M. Venkataswamy 8. Cost of Provision and Managing WASH Services in Peri-Urban Areas G. Alivelu, V. Ratna Reddy, P. Bhushan and V. Anitha Raj 9. Skewed and Inequitable Access to Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Services M.Snehalatha and James Batchelor 10. How can Water Security be Improved in Water Scarce Areas of Rural India? Charles Batchelor, James Batchelor and M. Snehalatha 11. Assessing Progress towards Sustainable Service Delivery in India: Lessons for Rural Water Supply A.J. James 12. Transparency, Accountability and Participation (TAP): Understanding Governance in Rural WASH Sector M.V. Rama Chandrudu. Safa Fanaian and R. Subramanyam Naidu 13. Decentralized Governance and Sustainable Service Delivery: A Case of Nenmeni Rural Water Supply Scheme, Kerala, India P.K. Kurian, V. Kurian Baby and Terry Thomas 14. Provision of Sustainable WASH Services: Policy Options and Imperatives V. Ratna Reddy, Catarina Fonseca and Charles Batchelor.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415828185 20160614
Based on the work of the WASHCost project run by the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC), this book provides an evaluation of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sectors in the context of developing countries and is the first systematic study of applying the life-cycle cost approach to assessing allocations. It presents unit cost estimates of the WASH sector across geographic locations and technologies, including rural and peri-urban areas, and these are compared with service levels. It analyses detailed data from more than 5000 households across nine agro-climatic zones in Andhra Pradesh State in India. Key issues assessed include poverty analysis of service levels, cost drivers and factors at the village and household level, and governance aspects such as transparency, accountability and value for money in relation to unit costs and service levels. This is the most comprehensive study of the WASH sector in India and elsewhere that utilises the life-cycle cost approach, along with GIS, econometric modelling and qualitative research methods. Not only does it contribute to research and methodology in this area, but the analysis also provides valuable insights for planners, policy makers and bi-lateral donors. The authors show how the methodology can also be applied in other developing country contexts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415828185 20160614
Green Library
xx, 364 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • 1. The Effectiveness of Water Institutions. 2. Laws, Customs and Rules: Identifying the Characteristics of Successful Water Institutions. 3. Dynamic Community Preferences: Lessons for Institutional Design and Measuring Transaction and Transformation Costs. 4. Institutional Constraints and Organisational Dynamics: The Case of Water Trade between the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales. 5. Institutions for Water Management in Developing Countries: Their Role, Nature and Analysis. 6. Water Institutions in India: An Institutional Design Perspective. 7. Legal Dimensions of Water Resource Management in India: A Review of Legal Instruments Controlling Extractions to Sustainable Limits. 8. Water Resource Development and Institutions in India: Overview and Profile. 9. Water Institutions in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra in India: An Empirical Study. 10. Surface Water Institutions in India: An Empirical Study. 11. Ground Water Institutions in India: An Empirical Study. 12. Rain Water Harvesting Institutions in India: An Empirical Study. 13. Rights Devolution Under Irrigation Management Transfer in Developing Asia: Theoretical Considerations and Empirical Results. 14. The Role of Information and Decision Making Capacity in a Hierarchal Process. 15. Water Institutions and their Relationship to Poverty Alleviation. 16. Institutions and Irrigation in India - Concluding Lessons and the Way Forward. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844077557 20160528
As water scarcities increase, nations throughout the world are in search of better institutions to manage water resources. India has been making substantial efforts to develop its water management systems since independence and significant increases in irrigated agriculture have taken place through both public and private initiatives. However, scarcities are increasing and major problems presently confront the management of water resources and irrigated agriculture. Resolving these problems is crucial for the future. The main purpose of this book is to provide a new approach for the analysis and design of water institutions that govern the use and development of water resources, particularly for agriculture which is the largest user. Drawing on the theory of New Institutional Economics and comparisons with Australia (as a developed country) and other less developed nations in Africa and Asia, the authors present original empirical data from three Indian states. Detailed analysis of these data is used to identify and recommend attributes and features of water management institutions that are conducive to effective resource management, its long-term success, and its best contribution to development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844077557 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
1 online resource : col. maps.
  • Brief Overview of the Yamuna River Basin and Issues
  • Methodology for Public Awareness Campaign
  • Case Study: Somb and Boli Catchments
  • Case Study: Middle Alluvial Plains
  • Case Study: Banganga Catchment
  • Case Study: Banas Catchment
  • Case Study: Chambal Catchment
  • Case Study: Sind and Betwa Catchments
  • Case Study: Ken Catchment
  • Lesson Learned.
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